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Updated Feb 25, 2012 - 10:40 am

AZ gov orders flags lowered to honor fallen sailor

PHOENIX Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered the lowering of all flags at state office buildings to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday in honor of a fallen Arizona sailor.

The Department of Defense says a 21-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada died Feb. 14 during a non-combat related training incident in Djibouti (jih-BOO'-tee).

Estrada is from the town of Maricopa. Funeral services are scheduled Monday in Queen Creek.

Estrada was a Navy hospital corpsman and was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Arizona authorities say individuals, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to join in the tribute to Estrada.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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